Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston
4. Cafe Rabelais
Photo from VoicePlaces Enjoy a quaint, French country atmosphere in the heart of Rice Village.
One of the best French restaurants in town is located in an unassuming spot in Rice Village decorated to look like a rustic French farmhouse. The food is more gourmet than rustic, though, with dishes like boeuf bourguignon, seared foie gras, rack of lamb and some of the best moules frites in town. Service is swift but unpretentious, and the small place -- which doesn't take reservations -- fills up quickly for dinner starting at 6 p.m. Get there early for a meal that will have you and your honey on a mental vacation to the French countryside.
3. Mockingbird Bistro
Photo courtesy Mockingbird Bistro The mix of modern and Medieval style décor is funky but also oddly alluring.
John Sheely's Mediterranean and American restaurant is known for two things: quality interpretations of simple, classic dishes, and the off-beat Medieval décor, which I'm told was left by the space's previous inhabitant. There are scarlet walls, red velvet chairs and chandeliers vaguely reminiscent of Medieval torture devices, all of which add to a feeling of both luxury and mystery to accompany the delicious food. The mismatched elements also add to a feeling of levity that keeps the elegant restaurant from feeling too fancy for a fun, relaxed date.
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